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  • Five tools to protect you from e-mail slip-ups

    It's a rare e-mail user indeed who hasn't experienced the awful moment that can come right after hitting "send." It's the moment when you realize that you just said something you shouldn't have in the e-mail, and there's no way to get it back.

    Written by Katherine Noyes12 March 11 05:43
  • FBI: Web-based services hurting wiretapping efforts

    Web-based e-mail, social-networking and peer-to-peer services are frustrating law enforcement wiretapping efforts, a lawyer for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation told lawmakers Thursday, but she did not offer concrete ideas on how to fix the problem.

    Written by Grant Gross18 Feb. 11 08:24
  • Latest VoxOx Beta

    It's no secret that managing your contacts and communications has become a full-time job in itself. But the latest version of VoxOx, a free service that works in conjunction with a free application, certainly can make the job easier. VoxOx unifies most of your contacts and your communications services, allowing you to stay in touch with (almost) everyone, almost all of the time.

    Written by Liane Cassavoy26 Jan. 11 10:11
  • Salesforce.com buys Dimdim

    Salesforce.com announced Thursday it has purchased Web conferencing software vendor Dimdim for US$31 million, and plans to use the company's technology to augment its Chatter enterprise collaboration platform.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus10 Jan. 11 14:41
  • Master your e-mail (so it doesn’t master you)

    I've seen a few reports that say kids these days think e-mail is passé. Heh. That may be, but for people who have actual work to do, the inbox remains the center of the universe. And I have some tricks to help you take that universe in the palm of your hand and utterly dominate it -- you know, just in case e-mail doesn't go the way of the telegraph anytime soon.

    Written by Robert Strohmeyer04 Dec. 10 02:15
  • Google Wave gets a second life from Apache

    Rumors of the death of Google Wave are perhaps somewhat exaggerated. Google may have pulled the plug on the short-lived Google Wave, but the concept lives on in an open source project being embraced by the Apache Software Foundation.

    Written by Tony Bradley25 Nov. 10 04:16
  • Facebook unveils new messaging system

    Killing recent rumours that it's launching an e-mail killer, Facebook today unveiled a new messaging system that will envelope e-mail, instant messages, Facebook messages and SMS.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin16 Nov. 10 08:34
  • Facebook e-mail is the missing piece of the puzzle

    Facebook has an invitation-only media event planned for Monday, and most of the media and tech blogosphere are speculating that the social network plans to unveil its own Web-based e-mail service. If those predictions are accurate, Facebook e-mail will provide a critical missing element for Facebook as a business marketing and communications platform.

    Written by Tony Bradley13 Nov. 10 06:21
  • Skype and Facebook: UC on a shoestring

    With the launch of Skype 5.0 this week, the PC-based voice over IP (VoIP) and messaging service is now integrated with the Facebook social network. While neither Skype, nor Facebook are typically considered business platforms, the combination of the two offer many of the benefits and features of unified communications on a budget that small and medium businesses can appreciate: free.

    Written by Tony Bradley16 Oct. 10 05:15
  • Microsoft previews communication server overhaul

    Microsoft has released a nearly completed preview version of its next-generation communications server and associated software, which the company has collectively renamed as Lync.

    Written by Joab Jackson14 Sept. 10 04:57
  • Gmail Facelift Makes Contacts Less Pretty

    Google decided to revamp Gmail to make its contacts easier to use and more business-friendly, but I already hate it. If you're like me, using Google's Web-based e-mail since 2004, maybe you've watched Muzzle, random signature, and Google Buzz come and go used the automatic vacation responder and may even have integrated Gmail with Microsoft Outlook.

    Written by Barbara E. Hernandez12 Aug. 10 10:12
  • Facebook engineer: Going large requires thinking small

    When managing a constantly expanding system with many moving parts, it is crucial to break the system into large numbers of small pieces and manage them with lots of small, dedicated teams, advised Bobby Johnson, who is director of engineering for Facebook, at the Usenix Annual Technical Conference in Boston.

    Written by Joab Jackson24 June 10 03:45
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